In the middle of an operation against Russian mobsters, the target starts to choke on some food, and Gracie disobeys her superior’s command in order to prevent the target from choking.
Eventually though Victor and Gracie come to respect each other’s strengths.
Representing New Jersey as “Gracie Lou Freebush”, Gracie impresses the audience by playing the glass harp and demonstrating self-defense techniques during the talent competition.
However, Gracie and Eric save the day and arrest Kathy and her son.
Gracie’s fellow contestants choose her as “Miss Congeniality,” and, as the story ends, a romance blooms between Gracie and Eric.
CAST Sandra Bullock (Heat) Michael Caine (Batman Begins) Benjamin Bratt (Catwoman) Candice Bergen (Bride Wars) William Shatner (Star Trek) Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters) Heather Burns (Two Weeks Notice) The film opens with a flashback to Gracie Hart’s childhood.
Gracie (Mary Ashleigh Green) is in a school playground where one boy is bullying another.
She also unexpectedly becomes friends with the other contestants, in particular Miss Rhode Island, Cheryl Frasier (Heather Burns) Several suspects emerge, including the corrupt competition director and former pageant winner Kathy Morningside (Candice Bergen); her unpleasant assistant Frank Tobin (Steve Monroe); the veteran pageant MC Stan Fields (William Shatner) who, like Kathy, is being replaced with a younger person; and last but not least Cheryl, who appears to have a history as a radical animal rights activist.
While Gracie takes Cheryl and some of the other girls out partying, in an attempt to seek out more information about Cheryl’s past through “girl talk”, The Citizen is arrested elsewhere on an unrelated charge.
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After hearing what some of the other contestants said about Kathy Morningside’s past (she won the pageant only after the original winner “mysteriously” contracted food poisoning), Gracie begins to suspect her, and is worried about the safety of the girls.